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Inpatient audit reveals no DSNs in quarter of hospitals

More than a quarter of hospital sites do not have dedicated diabetes inpatient specialist nurses, according to the 2017 National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA).

The audit was introduced in 2010 to measure the quality of diabetes care provided to people with either type 1 or type 2 while they are admitted to hospital, whatever the cause, and aims to support quality improvement. To read more, click here

Healthcare professionals gather at Diabetes UK conference

Healthcare professionals working within the field of diabetes gathered this week at a conference in London to share good practice and discuss the latest research in the industry.

The Diabetes UK Professional Conference, held this year at London’s ExCel, focused on all aspects of the condition and attracted attendees from a wide range of backgrounds, including basic or clinical scientists, representatives of charitable or voluntary organisations, pharmaceutical representatives and medical students. To read more, click here.

NHS Transformation Fund to receive additional money

A further £40m has been earmarked to further drive improvements in the future of diabetes care.

The NHS Transformation Fund for Diabetes announcement was made by Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive, at this year’s Diabetes UK Professional Conference in London. To read more, click here.

Type 2 prevention programme yields ‘promising’ results

Around 66,000 people have taken part in a national type 2 diabetes prevention programme that was launched three years ago, it has been announced.

The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is now on the verge of achieving complete national coverage and more than half of overweight people who routinely attended the sessions have achieved an average weight loss equivalent to nearly 15 double cheese burgers. To read more, click here

The Big Interview – Dr Bob Young

Dr Bob Young, the clinical lead for the National Diabetes Audit (NDA), unveiled some signifiant research findings this week.

Data from the audit has unveiled that people who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes before the age of 40 are 2.5 times more likely to die young, when compared to those who develop the condition into their sixties. Read more about why he thinks data colledction is so important. To read the interview, click here

Early death linked to type 2 diagnosis before 40

A link has been found between developing type 2 diabetes before the age of 40 and early mortality.

A study of more than 2.7 million people with type 2 diabetes showed those who were diagnosed before they turned 40 were 2.5 times more likely to die early, when compared to those who developed the condition aged 60 or older. To read more, click here.